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Anne Shortall

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Medical Law, Principal Lawyer

Phone 03 9602 6888 Fax 03 9600 0290
Location Ringwood, Victoria
Language English

Anne Shortall has expertise in helping clients obtain compensation who have been injured or made ill due to the medical negligence of a health practitioner.

With her training and experience in nursing, she is well versed at understanding complex medical facts, interpreting hospital files, and handling challenging areas of personal injury. In particular, she gets great satisfaction in obtaining compensation for severely injured children.

Throughout her career, Anne’s strengths as a lawyer have been her ability to empathise with clients and to help them achieve the best result in their matter promptly and efficiently.

Anne joined Slater and Gordon in 2011, attracted by its reputation as a major personal injuries law firm that conducts major litigation.


  • Medical Negligence claims
  • Negligence claims against Allied Health Workers
  • Complaints to the Health Services Commissioner
  • Complaints to the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority

Career History

  • 2000 – 2011 Arnold Thomas and Becker (personal injuries solicitor/partner)
  • 1999 Shatin Bernstein (personal injuries solicitor)
  • 1997 – 1998 Patrick Robinson and Co (personal injuries solicitor)
  • 1994 – 1997 Goddard Elliott (family law and litigation solicitor)
  • 1992 – 1994 Simon Parsons and Co (personal Injuries solicitor)
  • 1983 – 1992 Registered nurse at various hospitals and practices

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
  • 1992 Bachelor of Arts, Melbourne University
  • 1991 Bachelor of Laws, Melbourne University
  • 1990 Registered Nurse, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Institute, Australian Lawyers Alliance, Medico Legal Society

Cultural Heritage

  • Born in Northern Ireland, Anne immigrated to Australia when she was nine years of age.